Fire pits for the outdoor environment

Fire pits are HOT hardscaping in 2016!

The New Year is here! Are you already thinking ahead about how you are going to transform your outdoor space this year? It may be winter (though it certainly does not feel like it) and you can never begin planning too soon! There are so many exciting things you can do with your outdoor space including landscaping, hardscaping and implementing simple or intricate garden elements. Curious about what the landscaping trends will be in 2016? We have some ideas.




It is said that in 2016, people will start desiring more color out of their structures. Commonly, homes and hardscaping features like fencing are white, brown or gray. Instead, the forecast suggests that people will start to paint their fences dark green or blue and paint their homes dark navy or black. This would accentuate the surrounding garden area.


Outdoor Living Space


You might traditionally think of kitchens, fireplaces, and lounge areas being inside your home. However, it is very possible to have all of these elements functioning outside of your home. Hardscaping options like outdoor kitchens and firepits are becoming increasingly popular in outdoor design. Implementing these features allows for increased opportunity for outdoor socializing, entertaining and cooking! Fire pits come in several designs but round, rectangular and portable designs are most popular.




Outdoor lighting is essential to enjoying your space with no limitations. LED lights are changing the game in 2016 with long term energy savings and convenient abilities to in some cases control lighting from devices like your smartphone. Dim blue and green lighting can also really accentuate your garden at night. String lighting (like that you’d see on a quaint cafe patio) is also becoming increasingly popular.


Ready For The Landscaping Professionals to Give You a Hand?

If you think you’re ready to start getting your yard back to all of its verdant glory then you can contact Rhine Landscaping by giving us a call at 410-442-2445. We’ve got the knowledge your lawn needs to get it ready for summer. You can also contact us on our website. We can help you plan, plant, and create the yard of your dreams. You can also check out our blogs to stay on top of landscaping trends and tips. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest!